Roanoke, Virginia's Evolving Economy Moves Beer-ward

Once, trains dominated the city’s economy, now it's "brains, bikes and beer," according to city officials.

May 13, 2018 - Governing

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A Montana College Town's Beer Economy

Missoula, Montana is home to seven craft brewers, and two more are in the works. The small town has seen development and jobs from these local businesses, but some fear market saturation.

August 18, 2017 - CityLab

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Brewing Can Ferment Growth in Towns and Neighborhoods in Need of a Lift

Hand of Fate Brewing took over a closed Dollar General in downtown Petersburg, Illinois and became an anchor for the city.

June 22, 2017 - Curbed


Friday Fun: Bikes and Beer Take to the Water

Hold my beer while I pedal this boat around Lake St. Clair.

January 20, 2017 - Detroit Free Press

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Beer from Portlandia in the Land of the Rising Sun

Japanese cities and citizens look to Portland for inspiration.

September 28, 2016 - The Economist


Friday Happy Hour: A Beer Pipeline in Belgium

What was once a "pipe dream" will soon be reality.

May 6, 2016 - The Wall Street Journal

Beer Company Paying for Transit on New Year's Eve in Washington, D.C.

Miller Lite is shifting from its normal lobbying expenditures in the nation's capital to pick up the tab on the ride home for those taking transit. Here's to getting home safely, tonight and every other night.

December 31, 2015 - The Hill

Vibrant: May I Use That Word?

Whenever a term is overused, it's up for snark attack. Ben Brown seeks to inoculate himself and others against that tendency, by describing why community health is an admirable goal and how it's connected to economic development (and beer).

July 25, 2012 - PlaceShakers

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